I’m back with another A Day In The Life Of… It’s a chance for other bloggers to share what a typical day looks like for them. I’m proper nosey and I love to see what people get up to in their day. It’s also a great chance for you to find some more blogs that you might like to follow.
Today we have Kate from LesBeMums. Kate is married to Sharon and they have a son together, who is 2 years old.
Here is what a typical day looks like for her…
7:00 – My alarm usually goes off at this time with the intention of getting up and having a shower, however the snooze button often calls.
7:30 – I finally drag myself out of bed, go take a shower and get dressed ready to get some of the day’s prep work done before the toddler wakes between 8:30 and 9am. If I’m lucky I also grab a coffee on the go.
9:00 – On a good day, the toddler wakes around now and I’ve managed to prepare lunch for the toddler and I, prepare dinner for the three of us, as well as prepare breakfast. If I’m lucky I’ve also put a wash on and emptied the dishwasher.
9:00 – On a bad day, I’ve managed to prepare breakfast, put a wash on and empty the dishwasher before the toddler wakes at 8:30. I still have to prepare meals around him!
9:30 – By now the toddler is up and dressed and we’re heading downstairs for breakfast. We usually save “exciting” breakfasts for my days off or at weekends, so our usual breakfast often consists of weetabix and fruit, or toast with fruit and yoghurt.
10:00 – Breakfast has usually been consumed by now and the toddler is on his way to the lounge to play. On a good day he’s happy to play by himself or watch his hour of cBeebies (Bing or Hey Duggee is his absolute favourite). On a bad day, he wants me to come to the lounge and play ‘tea party’ or sit with him whilst he watches Bing! Therefore, I have to then negotiate between the kitchen and the lounge – hoping not to burn dinner or upset the toddler. He’s sometimes quite happy to sit on the counter to watch, which is always nice company to have!
11:00 – I’ve managed to make lunches and dinner as well as entertain the toddler. Now we have to go walk the dog. Depending on the toddler’s mood I’ve also managed to brush his teeth and get out the door quickly ready for a decent walk – otherwise it’s a quick one round the duck pond!
11:45 – Back from the dog walk and it’s time for a quick coffee for me, and a snack with a drink for the toddler whilst I pack bags, get changed for work, and no doubt leave a note for Sharon asking her to do something when she gets in or letting her know where dinner is.
12:20 – We leave for nursery drop off and then work for me at 1:30pm. I’m then at work until 10pm. Sharon picks the toddler up after work and gets the bus home. When they arrive, dinner is ready for them; making the evening easier for her and the toddler fed quickly (he gets rather h’angry!). After dinner and playtime, its then bath time on bath night and then bedtime which includes 2-3 books and a cuddle. He’s then out for the count until 8:30-9am again and we start the whole routine again,
I do this three days a week, but on my days off I add more housework to my list, the food shop, swimming lessons, and the occasional visit to the park!
Exhausted reading? So am I!